A Pinball Wizard Rocks The Stage


Noel Roberge as Tommy, center, sat on top of a pinball machine surrounded by dancers while a live band — called Tilt! — performed in the background. photo by Mandi Martini

By the time I left the Warner Theatre after the opening night of “The Who’s Tommy,” I couldn’t stop singing the lyrics to “Pinball Wizard” — “That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball!”

Of course, this was accompanied by my amazing air guitar moves.

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